This Week in Tech (MP3) show

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Summary: Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, John C. Dvorak, and other tech luminaries in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech. Winner of People's Choice Podcast and Best Technology Podcast in the 2005 People's Choice Podcast Awards. Released every Sunday at midnight Pacific.

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 TWiT 647: The Year's Best | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:44:15

Our best moments of 2017. Silicon Valley's reaction to Trump's immigration ban. Snapchat's IPO makes one high school $24 million. The Dark Overlord. Is Zuck running for president? Google I/O highlights. Amazon buys Whole Foods. Travis Kalanick out as Uber CEO. Google's viral anti-diversity memo. Jerry Pournelle, 8/7/1933 - 9/8/2017. KFC follows 11 herbs and spices. iPhone X: best launch in history. Animoji karaoke. The life lessons from Grandpa that made Jeff Bezos the richest man in the world. Happy Holidays! Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsor: GoToWebinar.com/podcast

 TWiT 646: 2017 Year in Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:56:17

Mark Zuckerberg tours the country - but he isn't running for president. Amazon puts Alexa everywhere. Silicon Valley's toxic bro culture. Twitter gets political. YouTube Kids gets algorithmically weird. CIA and NSA zero days revealed. Apple Park opens for business. Google's bad hardware year. Bitcoin madness. Uber's many many many many problems. Apple releases iPhone X, iMac Pro. Amazon buys Whole foods. Equifax hack. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Jason Howell, and Megan Morrone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: bluebottlecoffee.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 GoToWebinar.com/podcast

 TWiT 645: Not a Bright Guy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:22:33

FCC cancels Net Neutrality and Ajit Pai mocks protesters. Apple's new iMac Pro costs a minimum of $4999 and goes up from there. Disney buys 21st Century Fox, gaining X-Men, Fantastic Four, and A New Hope, along with a 60% share of Hulu. Google cancels Tango as ARCore picks up steam. As public sentiment against it grows, even Facebook admits that Facebook is bad for you. Uber spies on everybody. Tweet storms made easy. Mirai botnet that took down huge swathes of the internet was built by college kids to cheat at Minecraft. Patreon apologizes. Secret Pentagon UFO program revealed. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Harry McCracken, Owen JJ Stone, and Dan Gillmor Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 mymotiv.com enter TWIT RING.COM/TWIT WordPress.com/twit

 TWiT 644: This Is Fine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:33:57

Bitcoin hits $20,000, then drops back to $15,000. San Francisco to ban robots. DeepMindAI teaches itself to be a chess grandmaster in 4 hours. Net Neutrality dies in 4 days. Qualcomm and Microsoft announce Windows on ARM computers. Facebook Messenger for Kids targets 6-year-olds. 2017's top 10 YouTube videos and earners. Jony Ive is back in charge at Apple design. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Serenity Caldwell, Dwight Silverman, and Iain Thomson Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: fracture.me with code TWIT15 thetrackr.com/twit Capterra.com/twit texture.com/twit

 TWiT 643: Ambien Tech | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:31:36

Cyber Monday was Amazon's biggest day ever, but Jeff Bezos still lost his $100 Billion dollar crown. Apple fixes an ugly macOS security flaw, but then immediately breaks the fix. Google finally figures out how to make hamburgers and beer. Uber is still incredibly crooked. Bitcoin clears $10,000. Elon Musk is sending a Roadster to Mars and discovering a sunken city in Chicago. The US Supreme Court will decide if the Fourth Amendment applies to your phone. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Christina Warren, Sam Abuelsamid, and Brianna Wu Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: casper.com/twit - promo code: TWIT www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT jamf.com/twit ITPro.TV/twit - use code: TWIT30

 TWiT 642: Grandpa's Hairy Thumb | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:25:37

Net Neutrality's demise set for December 14th - lawsuits to follow. Black Friday breaks mobile records. Time's top 10 gadgets of the year. Jeff Bezos, now worth $100 billion, credits his grandpa's hairy thumb as inspiration. How to tell if you liked a Russia-sponsored Facebook page. Elon Musk tests the bounds of credibility with his latest battery claims. Uber confesses to hiding a 2016 data breach and paying off the hackers. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Jill Duffy, and Mark Spoonauer Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 Molekule.com promo code TWIT fracture.me with code TWIT15

 TWiT 641: The Tesla Zamboni | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:08:36

Tesla unveils a semi and a $200,000 Roadster. The first church of artificial intelligence. Apple delays the HomePod until 2018. Amazon is close to launching their cashierless store, and just paid a quarter of a million dollars for the rights to produce Lord of the Rings TV shows. Who is tracking you this Thanksgiving? TechShop goes Bankrupt. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Iain Thomson, and Phil Libin Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: Capterra.com/twit scottevest.com/twit promo code CYBERTWIT WordPress.com/twit betterment.com/twit

 TWiT 640: Stand Clear of the Closing Doors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:17:17

DOJ suggests that phone encryption kills people. Facebook wants to see you naked. Apple gets ready for its best holiday ever. Twitter gets 50 character names to go with its 280 character tweets. XBox One X is the best game system out there. Bill Gates will build his own city. Car ownership will be a thing of the past in 5 years. Intel and AMD team up. Alibaba sells $25 billion worth of stuff in one day while America's retail sector is tanking. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ben Johnson, Jason Snell, and Sam Machkovech Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: RING.COM/TWIT WordPress.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 thetrackr.com/twit

 TWiT 639: Anywhere but Albany | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:31:44

The iPhone X is the best phone a huge pile of money can buy. Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, cashes out $1 billion in Amazon stock. Congress has some words with Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Can Facebook be fixed? Can Twitter? Animoji, poop emoji, and burger emoji continue to be news. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Georgia Dow, Brian X. Chen, and Ed Bott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: FreshBooks.com/twit Ziprecruiter.com/Twit casper.com/twit - promo code: TWIT www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

 TWiT 638: The Frightful 5 on the Splinternet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:26:58

Ordering the iPhone X. The Essential phone and its lack of press coverage. Who owns your face, malicious face recogntion and the lack of face case law. The splintered internet explained. The iPhone calulator flaw. Burn-in problems reproted for the Pixel 2. AI dominating companies and the Frightful 5 identififed. Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft earnings beat expectations. The consequence of monopolies. The General Data Protection Regulation and its implication for your personal data. Amazon delivering inside your house now. Roger Stone has been banned from Twitter. Facebook might start charging publishers to promote their stories in the main news feed and of course the controversary surrounding the cheeseburger emoji. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Patrick Beja, Michael Nuñez, and Amy Webb Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: scottevest.com/twit jamf.com/twit carbonite.com - offer code: TWIT BLUEAPRON.COM/TWITWINE

 TWiT 637: 11 Verified Herbs and Spices | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:16:30

Pixel 2 first look. Apple innovation. Twitter will end hate speech next week. Bixby in the kitchen, Cortana in the living room. KRACK is bad, ROCA is worse. Netflix will spend $8 million on original content. Magic Leap gets another $500 million. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 WordPress.com/twit betterment.com/twit audible.com/twit2

 TWiT 635: Benji's Bag of Dongles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:16:07

The guy who created the like button now says it's dangerously addictive. Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos says press doesn't understand how hard it is to prevent voter manipulation. Yahoo admits that hack perpetrated under Yahoo Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos impacted all 3 billion Yahoo users. Google heats up the home voice assistant war, but can it catch up with Alexa? And does Apple even have a chance as Siri turns 6? Google puts another stake in the headphone jack. Equifax gets a $7.5 million contract with the IRS. Kaspersky antivirus, the NSA, and the Russian government. Slashdot turns 20. AOL Instant Messenger is finally dead. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ben Parr, Christina Warren, and Mikah Sargent Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

 TWiT 634: An Apple Watch Walks Into a Bar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:31:48

Is the iPhone X killing iPhone 8 sales? How do you turn on the FM chip in the iPhone 8? (You can't.) How do you turn off the Bluetooth in the Apple Watch (You can , but it's harder than you think.) How do you turn off Wi-Fi and LTE on the Apple Watch 3? (Just walk into a Starbucks.) Google is about to announce a whole slew of Pixel products. Amazon just announces a whole slew of Echo products. Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160TB slew of transatlantic cable. Are tech companies' tax-avoiding ways about to get them in real trouble? Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Iain Thomson and Greg Ferro Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

 TWiT 633: Future Proof This Kid | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:16:00

Uber's new CEO says that there is a "high cost to a bad reputation" after London kicks it to the curb. Apple's iPhone 8 comes out to less fanfare than usual; Apple Watch has LTE issues. ARKit's first wave of apps is out, and Robert Scoble is severely underwhelmed. Google aqui-hires HTC's Pixel team for over a billion dollars. Equifax: what now? CCleaner malware: who was it targeting? Facebook, Google, and Twitter allow ad targeting for racist terms - has the algorithm gone amok? What is the best thing for a nine-year-old to start learning now to keep from being one of the billion people who lose their jobs in the coming decades? Host: Becky Worley Guests: Rob Reid, Robert Scoble, and Bob Sullivan Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

 TWiT 632: Smartest Dumb People in the World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:20:07

Apple's new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X don't win over the TWiT panel. Will Google's Pixel 2? Facebook's election-rigging issues won't go away. Google appeals a record fine from the EU just as it gets a new pay discrimination suit here at home. Bodega is in the news for the first and only time. The cryptocurrency bubble starts to pop. Equifax is the security story that keeps on giving... your data away. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Jeff Jarvis, Owen JJ Stone, and Mark Milian Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

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